Barbarians Confirm Julian Savea Will Play For Them Against The All Blacks
The Bus is back.
Julian Savea is set to take on the All Blacks as a member of the Barbarians squad for their clash at Twickenham next month.
The powerful winger has been overlooked by New Zealand boss Steve Hansen for the last couple of All Blacks squads, but will now have a chance to show him exactly what he’s been missing.
Savea will be joined by at least six other Kiwi’s for the monumental clash, including last year’s unbeaten Barbarians captain Andy Ellis. Also called up are the Crusaders’ Super Rugby winning playmakers Mitchell Drummond and Richie Mo’unga, Chiefs prop Atu Moli and lock Dominic Bird and Highlanders flanker Dillon Hunt.
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The Baa Baas will face the All Blacks in the Killik Cup match at Twickenham on November 4 before the squad heads to Thomond Park to take on Tonga on November 10.
The Barbarians will make further announcements in the run-up to the squad’s assembly in London next Monday.